Search crews have discovered the wreckage of an ultra light plane which was reported missing after taking off from Murwillumbah Airport on Tuesday.
A searcher on horseback located the wreckage about 9.00am, on a private property on Boormans Road, Limpinwood, about 25km west of Murwillumbah.
The pilot, believed to be a 72-year-old man from the Gold Coast, died at the scene.
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An operation is now underway to retrieve the man’s body.
An investigation to determine the cause of the crash has also been launched.
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